San Miguel County

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain rescues include trapped bear, distressed kayaker

Crews in San Miguel County have responded to a slew of mountain missions during the past week, including a distressed kayaker, an injured hiker, snow-blocked roads and a trapped bear. On Saturday,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Jeep tries, fails to cross Dolores River at high water

A Jeep tried – and failed – to cross the Dolores River last weekend during high runoff, prompting an investigation by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management. Susan...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for role in death of 2 girls

A man charged with crimes connected to the death of two children in Norwood in 2017 was sentenced June 4, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Ashford Nathaniel Archer was sentenced to...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Miguel County officials support Southwest Colorado solar plant plan

TELLURIDE – Local officials are supporting plans for a solar plant in Southwest Colorado. San Miguel County commissioners recently signed a letter of support for the 30-megawatt power plant. Ute...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Search for Telluride hiker intensifies in mountains

The search for missing hiker Tim Cannon in the Iron Mountain area near Telluride has entered its second week and involves a large community effort. Cannon was reported missing after he did not...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire southwest of Norwood almost contained

The Horse Park Fire between Dove Creek and Norwood is 90 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The fire started May 26...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire near Disappointment Valley grows to 1,500 acres

The Horse Park Fire northeast of Dove Creek has grown to 1,500 acres and is burning near the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd in an area that includes occupied Gunnison sage-grouse habitat. The...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado denies license for Paradox uranium mill

Colorado has revoked a radioactive materials license for the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill near the Dolores River after a court ruling recommended that it be denied. But the company planning...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Desert bighorn management in Dolores River Canyon reviewed

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public comment about a new management plan for desert bighorn sheep in the lower Dolores River Canyon. About 175 desert bighorns inhabit the Dolores River...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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